Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhary said The Underprivileged Children's Educational Programmes in Bangladesh (UCEP-Bangladesh) is playing an important role in creating skilled manpower.
She praised UCEP Bangladesh for its outstanding contribution to the expansion of technical education since 1972.
The speaker thanked UCEP for initiating various trainings on professional skills, entrepreneurship development and courses to address Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and ICT.
She said that these activities of UCEP would help in achieving the country’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
She expressed hope that UCEP Bangladesh would continue developing skilled human resource in the coming days to fulfill the dream of 'Shonar Bangla' by the greatest Bangale of all time, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
State Minister of Social Welfare Ministry Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Department of Ministry of Education Aminul Islam Khan and Secretary of Ministry of Labor and Employment Ehsan-E-Elahi were present as special guests.
The State Minister said that there is no alternative to technical and vocational education and training to turn the country's huge workforce into skilled human resources.
In his speech, Ehsan-E-Elahi said that UCEP has the scope to collaborate with the Labor Ministry as it works to create a skilled workforce through the expansion of employment-oriented education.
Executive Director of UCEP Bangladesh and former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Abdul Karim delivered the welcome address of the event.
Besides, the Chairperson of UCEP Bangladesh, Parveen Mahmud said that UCEP has been working relentlessly to enlighten the lives of underprivileged children of Bangladesh with education and life skills.
The event featured a special section where UCEP’s late Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons were given posthumous honors for their extraordinary contributions in shaping up UCEP Bangladesh.